Copa del Rey: Villarreal Coach Calleja Lauds Chukwueze, Teammates For Round Of 16 Spot

Super Eagles winger Samuel Chukwueze and his Villarreal teammates have been hailed by a Yellow Submarines’ manager, Javi Calleja, for their fantastic display that blew divided Almeria over dual legs in their Copa del Rey Round of 32 fixtures, reports.

Villarreal thumped Almeria a whooping 11-3 on total to strech a Round of 16 to be played in January.

Calleja’s group available a 3-3 pull during Almeria progressing in November, afterwards mauled their untimely opponents 8-0 during a Estadio de la Ceramica, Villarreal, on Wednesday.

Chukwueze finished his third Copa del Rey coming for Villarreal in a second leg match. He transposed Javi Fuego in a 71st notation and asserted himself in a diversion though unsuccessful to score.

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He scored Villarreal’s third idea when they cumulative a 3-3 divided pull during Almeria on Nov 1.

Chukwueze has finished 10 appearances in all competitions for Villarreal so distant this season, scoring 3 goals – dual in a LaLiga and one in a Copa del Rey.

“We played a ideal compare from a commencement to a end. We did what we had to until a 90th minute. We didn’t relax during any moment. We didn’t put a outcome or subordinate for a subsequent turn in any doubt,” Calleja told Villarreal website..

“I am happy since we had a lot to win and small to lose. we consider each compare we are improving, and a scoreboard reflects that. Every actor had a pretentious game.”

Villarreal’s Four goals scorer in a 8-0 win, Karl Toko Ekambi, got Calleja’s special thumbs up. He netted a Yellow Submarines’ initial 3 goals and a fifth. Carlos Bacca scored twice – their fourth and seventh goal. Gerard Moreno and Daniel Raba scored one apiece.

“Toko Ekambi scored 4 goals that will really give him confidence. It was proven that we have a ability in front of goal, though we indispensable to uncover it,” Calleja remarked.

“We wish to get as distant as probable in each competition. We wanted to get to a subsequent turn and we have finished it. We have 3 left in 2018, and we are going to work tough to get 3 wins.”

Up subsequent for Villarreal is a Laliga Santander home compare opposite Celta Vigo on Saturday. The Yellows are now placed 17th, perilously tighten to relegation trough, in a 20-team Laliga Santander table, on 14 points from 14 matches. Celta Vigo are in 13th position on 17 points, also from 14 games.

By Nnamdi Ezekute

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